M&E Journal: EIDR ID Round Trip Validates Vision of Unique Identifiers

By Jason Peña and Don Dulchinos, Entertainment Identifier Registry - EIDR first emerged as an organizing factor within the title management systems of the major Hollywood studios. By 2015, it became standard practice to create EIDR IDs for all film and television productions... More

IBC 2017: MESA Members Bring Content Protection, Workflow Solutions

(This is the second of two stories previewing what MESA’s members are up to at this month’s IBC conference) The U.S. may have CES and the NAB Show, but on the international stage the annual IBC conference has established itself as a must-attend event for those in the media... More

Adobe Touts New VR Features at IBC

On the eve of IBC in Amsterdam Sept. 13, Adobe introduced new virtual reality (VR)/360-degree video, collaboration and other features for Creative Cloud, many of which it said were powered by its Adobe Sensei artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning framework. All the ne... More

Viacom CEO: U.S. Pay TV Market Still Desperately Needs Sub-$40 OTT Bundle

The U.S. TV market continues to desperately need a skinny over-the-top (OTT) TV bundle priced under $40, according to company CEO Robert Bakish. The market is still “in a transition where certain elements have yet to emerge,” he told the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conferen... More

Box, Cognizant CFOs: Early Days or Not, AI Presents Many Opportunities

Box and Cognizant see abundant opportunities in artificial intelligence (AI), but it’s still early days for the technology, according to comments made by both companies’ CFOs at the Deutsche Bank Technology Conference in Las Vegas Sept. 12. AI and machine learning (ML) are... More

IBC 2017: NexGuard, Colorfront Collaborate to Ensure Content Distributors Stay Ahead of Tech-Savvy Pirates (MESA)

NexGuard and Colorfront have released a number of key updates to their joint solution launched in 2016, which add support for multi-layer watermarking workflows and offer enhanced scalability and automation of NexGuard forensic watermarking. The joint Colorfront-NexGuard solut... More

IBC 2017: MESA Members to Showcase M&E Solutions in Amsterdam

(This is the first of two stories previewing what MESA’s members are up to at this month’s IBC conference) The U.S. may have CES and the NAB Show, but on the international stage the annual IBC conference has established itself as a must-attend event for those in the media,... More

M&E Journal: OTT Just Got Personal

By Chris Wagner, EVP, NeuLion - There’s nothing valuable about vanilla these days. Be it cars, smartphones, running shoes, burgers, you name it—we all now want to purchase things with our own personal flair and flavor added. We are truly in an age where one size does no... More

Analyst: Disney’s Plans for Marvel, ‘Star Wars’ a ‘Big Deal’ But ‘Not a Big Shock’

The disclosure by Disney CEO Robert Iger that his company will be including its Marvel and “Star Wars” movies on its coming direct-to-consumer streaming service was significant, but hardly came as surprise, according to Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter. “It’s... More

Digimarc CFO: Company Continues to See ‘Large Growth Opportunity’


The bulk of Digimarc’s revenue continues to come from its core business that’s mainly centered around the central banks and its counterfeit deterrence system for much of the world’s currency, but the company continues to see a “large growth opportunity ahead” for its Di... More